oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - A move towards the inquisitorial process .
|Article Title||A move towards the inquisitorial process .|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Chief Justice of Bophuthatswana|
|Publication Date||Nov 1978|
|Pages||326 - 329|
|Keyword(s)||Accusatiorial process, Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977, Defence, Inquisitorial Process, Procedure and South African law|
The new Criminal Procedure Act, 51 of 1977, has been in operation in South Africa since 22 ]uly 1977. The new departure therein, by which the accused is invited to state his defence at the outset is to all accounts meeting with the success that was hoped for. The procedure represents a slight shift from the purely accusatiorial process to the inquisitorial one.
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